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Non-Contentious Services

We advise on some of the largest construction & engineering projects in the UK, including energy and transport sector schemes, and large commercial and residential developments.

For every project we advise on (and whatever its size) our aim is always the same: to play our role in helping ensure projects come in on time, on budget, and to specification. Clear contracts, and the right procurement choices, play an important part in achieving that objective.

Our non-contentious construction & engineering services cover the full spectrum of legal issues that need careful consideration and coordination for successful projects. These can include advising on:

  • procurement options and best practice
  • EU procurement compliance, and challenges
  • construction & engineering contract documentation, including amendments to all types of domestic and international standard form contracts
  • consultant appointments
  • collateral warranties, novations, and use of third party rights
  • financial security documentation (such as bonds, guarantees and letters of credit)
  • the Building Regulations
  • health and safety issues
  • insolvency in the construction and engineering sectors.

We ensure that the contractual arrangements put in place properly reflect the project and contract administration procedures, thereby helping to avoid disputes.

Clients tell us (and the legal directories) that they come to us because we have deep sector knowledge, are pragmatic, commercial, and represent good value for money. We aim to provide a personable and responsive specialist service at all times.



Advising the developer P&O Estates, on Regent Quarter, a 240,000 sq ft mixed-use development at the heart of King's Cross. The scheme involved the regeneration of a whole urban block adjacent to King's Cross Station, including new build and refurbishment.


Advising Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd. on a number of prestigious projects, including the development and construction obligations in connection with the £80million first phase construction of 600 affordable home units for the London Borough of Newham and William Sutton Housing Association.


Advising on a complex transaction involving both Lambeth PCT and the Lambeth Council for the funding and development of a large scale primary care centre through the LIFT framework. We advised the project company, Building Better Health (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham) Ltd under instruction from its private sector shareholder Fulcrum Infrastructure Group.


Acting for Eton College in relation to the negotiations with the Olympic Delivery Authority concerning the use and development of Dorney Lake and the Eton College Rowing Centre for the rowing and canoeing events for the London 2012 Olympics Games. We provided all the construction law advice and drafting in relation to both the initial development agreement with the ODA for the use of this site in the London 2012 Olympics.

Social Housing

Advising one of the pre-qualified bidders in relation to Bahrain’s first social housing PPP project based on a hybrid PFI model. The value of the project was in excess of $USD500million. A detailed review of the concession agreement and other project and construction documents was undertaken to provide the bidding consortium with a detailed risk analysis of the legal and commercial issues affecting the project.